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A classic cream cheese frosting, perfect for a variety of cakes, especially carrot and chocolate.

Cream Cheese Frosting
INGREDIENTS

5½         cups confectioners’ sugar


¼           teaspoon kosher salt


1            pound (two standard 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, at room temperature


8            tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces and at room temperature


2            teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Sift the sugar into a small bowl and reserve. Put cream cheese in the Cuisinart®  mixing


bowl. Attach the flat mixing paddle and mix on


Speed 4 until smooth, about 1½ to 2 minutes.


Add butter and beat until fully incorporated and smooth, stopping to scrape down as necessary. Reduce speed to 2 and, with the mixer running, slowly add the sifted


confectioners’ sugar to the bowl and mix until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Scrape the entire bowl well. Add vanilla extract. Mix on Speed 5 until incorporated.


Refrigerate to set, at least 30 minutes.


 

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RECIPE FACTS

Servings: Makes 4 cups

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 157 (43% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 1g

  • fat 8g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 23mg • sod. 46mg
    • calc. 14mg • fiber 0g

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